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Texas A&M releases depth chart heavy on RB competition

Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett reflects on defensive progress of spring

Garrett, an Arlington Martin graduate, weighs in after a strong performance in the Aggies' spring game. Video by Jimmy Burch
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Garrett, an Arlington Martin graduate, weighs in after a strong performance in the Aggies' spring game. Video by Jimmy Burch

Texas A&M released its updated football depth chart today with an either/or option at tailback among its top three candidates (James White, Keith Ford, Trayveon Williams) and a projected linebacker trio of WLB Shaan Washington, MLB Otaro Alaka and SLB Richard Moore.

Alaka, who had a strong 2014 season as a true freshman, received a medical redshirt after missing most of last season with elbow and shoulder injuries. The Aggies list a redshirt freshman (Erik McCoy) and an incoming freshman (Austin Anderson) as their top two centers. A&M opens its season Sept. 3 against No. 16 UCLA in College Station.

A look at the complete depth chart:

OFFENSE

WR: Damion Ratley backed by Jeremy Tabuyo

LT: Avery Gennnessy backed by Koda Martin

LG: Colton Prater backed by Ryan McCollum

C: Erik McCoy backed by Austin Anderson

RG: Connor Lanfear backed by Keaton Sutherland

RT: Jermaine Eluemunor backed by Tank Davis

TE: Tanner Schorp OR Kalvin Cline

WR: Ricky Seals-Jones backed by Frank Iheanacho

WR: Josh Reynolds backed by Edward Pope OR Kemah Siverand

WR: Christian Kirk backed by Boone Niederhofer

QB: Trevor Knight backed by Jake Hubenak

TB: James White OR Keith Ford OR Trayveon Williams

DEFENSE

DE: Daeshon Hall backed by Qualen Cunningham

DT: Zaycoven Henderson OR Kingsley Keke

DT: Hardreck Walker backed by Daylon Mack

DE: Myles Garrett backed by Jarrett Johnson OR James Lockhart

WLB: Shaan Washington backed by Cullen Giillaspia

MLB: Otaro Alaka backed by Claude George

SLB: Richard Moore backed by Dwaine Thomas

LC: Nick Harvey backed by Rodney Elam

RC: Priest Willis backed by Deshawn Capers-Smith

FS: Armani Watts backed by Larry Pryor

SS: Justin Evans backed by Donovan Wilson

NB: Donovan Wilson backed by Noel Ellis OR Alex Sezer

SPECIALISTS

K: Daniel LaCamera

P: Shane Tripucka backed by Braden Mann

SNP: Austin Frey OR Christian Robertson

HOLD: Conner McQueen

PR: Christian Kirk backed by Nick Harvey

KR: Justin Evans and Speedy Noil

Garrett, an Arlington Martin graduate, was one of 15 football players who took part in an A&M mission trip to Haiti this spring. He said the experience was rewarding personally and helped bond the team in ways it needed after last year's late seas

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